08:15 am – Registration and Morning Coffee in the “Networking Zone”
SESSION 1 Commences: Chaired by the Faraday Grid
Smart, Connected, “Low Carbon” Communities – what are they and how are they created?
The solution in creating sustainable communities, cities and regions which will require all partners to fully collaborate.
09:25 am – Chair’s Opening Address – Richard Dowling, Chief Economist & Head of Government Affairs, The Faraday Grid (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “The Grid As A Platform for The Energy Ecosystem”
The electric grid has improved the quality of life for billions of people across the world. However, the electric grid created in the 19th century is simply incompatible with today’s economic and environmental aspirations. While the cost of low carbon technologies continues to fall, it is often overlooked that the traditional hub and spoke grid system cannot currently accommodate all the renewables being planned without having massive cost increases for consumers. We need to reimagine the electricity grid as an enabler for a low carbon future that is compatible with economic growth. The Faraday Grid seeks to resolve the energy trilemma through a system of decentralised control that puts the grid at the centre of our energy system and lowers the cost of clean energy for everyone.
Richard Dowling joined The Faraday Grid as Chief Economist and Head of Government Affairs in 2017, where he injects economic principles into Faraday’s revolutionary energy systems design. Richard’s career has been at the intersection of economics, politics and public policy. He is the former Chief Economist of a peak employer body and was Senior Economic Adviser to an Australian Premier. He remains active in global economic debates around issues of productivity, energy and decarbonisation – with regular media contributions including the BBC, The Times and The Economist. In 2014, he was selected by the US Ambassador to the prestigious invitation-only US State Department’s International Visiting Leaders Program and was previously a delegate to Japan’s future leaders program.
09:30 am – Keynote Address: Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament’
In this report, ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament’, the Committee sets out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track, based on the lessons of the last decade. Overall, UK emissions are down 43% compared to the 1990 baseline while the economy has grown significantly over the same period. However most of this is down to excellent progress in reducing emissions from electricity generation, while reductions in other sectors have stalled.
The committee’s four key messages to Government:
- Support the simple, low-cost options
- Commit to effective regulation and strict enforcement
- End the chopping and changing of policy
- Act now to keep long-term options open
Chris Stark joined the CCC as its Chief Executive in April 2018. Before joining the Committee, Chris was the Scottish Government’s Director of Energy and Climate Change, and lead the development of Scotland’s approach to emissions reduction and the accompanying energy system transition. He also headed up the Scottish Government’s central strategy team.
Chris has widespread experience of economic policy-making from working in a number of Whitehall departments, including HM Treasury and the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
09:45 am – Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Local Energy – Part of the Solution?”
A look at the BEIS local energy programme and the role that Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Community group can play in the transition to low and zero carbon technologies and the decarbonisation of their places.
Patrick is the head of Local Energy in BEIS, a role he has held for three years. He has been in DECC and then BEIS since 2009 where he has led programmes on community energy, heat strategy and the development and delivery of the domestic RHI. Prior to joining the civil Service he worked in sustainable transport for Transport for London and for a local authority.
10:00 am – Paul Eggleton, Director, Mitie Energy (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Meeting the Carbon Challenge through Building Optimisation”
Just like many other industries, the energy industry is going through its own digital transformation. However, this doesn’t mean organisations need to grapple with something inherently new or overlay a new complex solution onto what they already have. Digital energy solutions have existed for many years and this presentation will explain how organisations can maximise their existing assets to deliver significant energy and carbon savings, without spending lots of money.
Paul is an energy & sustainability professional with over 16 years of international experience covering energy & carbon management, corporate sustainability, risk management, financing, supply chain, smart systems, telecommunications, digital services/IOT, and senior operational and programme management. A chartered Mechanical Engineer by background, he has delivered many high value programmes, including Telefonica’s winning communications service provider bid for the UK’s smart metering programme, worth £1.5bn, and was an integral part of the O2 team that delivered the smarter and agile workspace project as part of O2’s £40m sustainable HQ in Slough. He also defined and delivered the energy & sustainability programme for Lloyds Banking Group, delivering savings of over £8m per annum within an ESCO structure. Paul’s work at Lloyds Bank won him the inaugural ACRE365 Environmental award in 2015.
Paul is also a founding director of the Energy Managers Association. Invited by Lord Redesdale, Paul joined the EMA to support, promote and raise awareness of the energy profession, pushing the agenda up to board level and supporting energy professionals in their career.
Working in both senior sustainability and operational roles, Paul combines subject matter expertise with a broad business knowledge, enabling him to shape and build strategies and then see them through to successful execution. With a background that covers engineering, technology, digital and smart services, Paul is particularly interested in the Internet of Things and the role this plays in Corporate Real Estate and Sustainability strategy for organisations.
10:15 am – Adam Pinfold, Senior Business Development Manager for Energy Upgrades, Armstrong Fluid Technology (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: ” Delivering the Sustainability Imperative – One Building at a Time
Adam Pinfold explains how by starting small and focusing on replacing the pumps first with new Armstrong Fluid technology DE variable speed, high efficiency pumps and continuous active performance management, is delivering improved system efficiency, reduced energy usage, saving cost and reducing CO2 emissions at the recently upgraded plantroom facility at National Grid site, Homer Road, in Solihull, Birmingham.
10:30 am – Rob Bresler, Technical Director, Ditto Sustainability (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Going Circular with the 4th Industrial Revolution”
Rob is sustainability professional and Chartered Waste Manager who has been working at the forefront of circular economy initiatives and innovations for over 10 years. Through the use of smart technologies, real time sustainability data and innovative eLearning training programmes, as Technical Director, Rob has been aiding Ditto Sustainability clients to gain insights on how they can best manage their resources.
10:45 am – Chris Hall, Director of TBS Specialist Products (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Invisible Solar”
We will introduce and demonstrate that going green and installing pv doesn’t have to destroy the aesthetics of the property. Whilst the volume end of the solar market has always concentrated upon “return on investment”, we offer a solution which offers discerning clients a system that will give them all of the benefits of pv with none of the compromises that have to be made when choosing large format modules.
Chris Hall has worked in the building industry since leaving school, starting at Celcon Blocks, followed by Baggeridge Bricks, until working for several importers and distributors of roof tiles, which is where he was introduced to solar pv.
Having installed his first tile in integrated systems in 2003, Chris has always sought the finest looking solutions for pv arrays, leading to the Ergosun Solar Roof Tile that he will talk about in his presentation “Invisible Solar”
11:00 am – Question & Answer Panel Session from Delegate Audience to Main Plenary Speakers
SESSION 2 Commences: Chaired by CENEX
12:10 pm – Session Chair – Keith Budden, Head of Business Development, CENEX (Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies) (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Snooze You Lose… are EVs just old news?”
Over 20 years leadership experience specialising in strategic delivery, commercial business development, external affairs, financial and staff management.
Expertise in low carbon vehicles, energy efficiency, renewable energy, district heating, climate change, waste management, sustainable development, Local Government and environmental policy.
For the last four years I have worked for the UK’s leading not for profit low emission vehicle research and consultancy organisation, Cenex. I have led the growth of the organisation from 12 to 35 employees, increased turnover and impact and for the last two years generating an annual surplus.
12:15pm – Keynote Address: Antonia Jennings, Policy & Public Affairs Manager, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Moving Beyond the Air Quality Crisis – Realising the Health Benefits of Acting on Air Pollution”
Air pollution is a national health emergency, requiring an ambitious and urgent policy response. Meanwhile, action to reduce air pollution – such as cycling and walking instead of using a car – could unlock enormous health benefits for millions of people, creating in turn, cleaner, safer, more liveable cities. This presentation will outline the main points in the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change’s latest report, which sets out a programme to improve air quality, combat climate change and maximise the health benefits in doing so.
Antonia is the Policy and Public Affairs Manager for the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. Antonia manages the policy and research projects and advocacy and influencing strategy of the Alliance, furthering the voice of health professionals in the response to climate change. She has expertise across policy and advocacy in climate change, public engagement and economic pluralism. Previously, she has worked for Economy (ecnmy.org) and The Climate Group. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication with distinction from the London School of Economics.
12:30pm – Paul Willis, Air Quality Business Area Manager, Ricardo Energy & Environment (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “In the UK why do we Model Air Quality?”
12:45pm – Alan Asbury, Director of CLS Energy & Chairman of the Low Carbon Club (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Is Vehicle Air Pollution the New Smoking?”
13:00pm – Ian Dee, Chief Executive Officer, Energeo (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Getting Power to the People – How Satellite Intelligence Can Accelerate On-Street EV Charge Point Roll Out”
‘The number of EVs on UK roads is increasing at a rapid rate. But, with a driver preference for home charging and a third of UK properties having no access to private off-street parking, how can we ensure that those living in terraced housing, flats and apartments aren’t left behind when it comes to the EV revolution? Energeo, in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council and with funding from the UK Space Agency, looked to the stars for potential solutions.’
Ian is a geo-solutions professional with over 20 years experience across some of the industries leading organisations, including Airbus Defence & Space. Ian formed Energeo in 2015 to focus on leveraging the power of geospatial Big Data and Machine Learning to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy, and Ian’s innovative approach to problem solving has seen Energeo secure funding and support from the European Space Agency, the UK Space Agency, Innovate UK and Western Power Distribution. Ian has been interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on the role of Open Data as a driver of innovation and economic stimuli, and Energeo’s Electric Vehicle work in Bournemouth has been praised by UK Science Minister Sam Gyimah as “demonstrating the potential of satellite technology to benefit life on earth with innovative solutions”.
13:15pm – Matt McNulty, Urban Mobility Director, your bike & Serco (CONFIRMED)
PRESENTATION TITLE: “Health, Well-being, clean mobility, connectivity and the economy – what’s all that got to do with cycle hire?”
Matt is a Cycle Hire professional with 10 years’ experience delivering in the ever changing industry, building on an extensive Technical and Business Management background in the fields of Traffic, Transportation and Parking, across the Public and Private sectors specialising in partnership working to deliver beneficial outcomes.
Having bid, won and then mobilised the original London Cycle Hire Scheme, Matt was responsible for various aspects of that contract over its life time. More recently Matt has been engaged with redefining Serco’s Cycle Hire offering, winning and mobilising the Transport for Edinburgh cycle hire scheme and developing the ‘your bike’ brand.
13:30 pm – Question & Answer Panel Session from Delegate Audience to Main Plenary Speakers
13:45 pm – Interactive Late Lunch in the “Networking Zone” (2 hours of Networking)
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